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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 2028

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106157

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

To give students an introduction to the science of criminology and its application to Australian society, and an opportunity to consider and debate contemporary criminological issues which are of particular interest to the community and the academic world.

Course content

The extent and location of crime; the role of theory in criminology; individual and psychological explanations of crime; social explanations and interactionist explanations of crime; white collar and corporate crime; cyber crime; international crimes; policing and law enforcement; the criminal justice process and sentencing; innovative justice processes; imprisonment and detention; crime prevention theories; victimology; failures of Justice; human rights.

Textbook(s)

Palmer, D, de Lint, W and Dalton, D 2017, Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 4 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 4 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 1000 words 20% N/A
Report 2 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Report 1000 words 20% N/A
Report 2 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Report 1000 words 20% N/A
Report 2 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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